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Blagoveshchensk

[blah-guh-vesh-ensk, -chensk; Russian bluh-guh-vye-shchyinsk] /ˌblɑ gəˈvɛʃ ɛnsk, -tʃɛnsk; Russian blə gʌˈvyɛ ʃtʃyɪnsk/
noun
1.
a city in the SE Russian Federation in Asia, on the Amur River.
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Blagoveshchensk

/Russian bləɡaˈvjeʃtʃɪnsk/
noun
1.
a city and port in E Russia, in Siberia on the Amur River. Pop: 222 000 (2005 est)
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city and administrative centre, Amur oblast (province), far eastern Russia. The city lies at the confluence of the Amur and Zeya rivers. Founded in 1856 as a fort, Blagoveshchensk has become a major centre of the Russian Far East. Although remotely located, the city has good communications by the navigable Amur River, a connection to the Trans-Siberian Railroad, and several motor roads. The city's industries include food processing; timber working; the making of gold-mining machinery, electrical apparatus, and woolens; and the building and repair of rivercraft. Blagoveshchensk is home to a number of ornate 19th-century buildings, many of which were restored in the late 1990s. Pop. (2006 est.) 212,183.

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